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My card on my account keeps showing declined even though it shouldn’t be. I’ve tried to re-enter the info SEVERAL times. I can’t purchase anything or update any apps! This is the same card I’ve had on my account for years.

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Just because a card has been accepted before does not mean it will continue to be.


- Are you using a valid payment method? --> Payment methods that you can use in the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store - https://support.apple.com/HT202631 (Discussions on this forum mention some countries do not accept debit cards, and even if they do some items cannot be purchased with debit cards.)


- If your payment method is declined, or you have a billing issue with a previous purchase in the iTunes Store - https://support.apple.com/HT203005 - various reasons why payment method is declined.


- Do the name, address (all spelling, letter case and punctuation), and card numbers exactly match those you have entered? You didn't mis-type anything?


- You entered the 3 digit security code for the card? Correctly?


- The country for the bank and your address are the same as the iTunes Store country you are using?


- See the end of the document linked above for special measures that may be necessary for some cards, plus about contacting your financial institution to make sure your records match.


If you still have a problem contact Apple:

iTunes Store - Contact Us - https://www.apple.com/emea/support/itunes/contact.html

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Mar 16, 2018 12:16 PM in response to Bekahluann In response to Bekahluann

Just because a card has been accepted before does not mean it will continue to be.


- Are you using a valid payment method? --> Payment methods that you can use in the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store - https://support.apple.com/HT202631 (Discussions on this forum mention some countries do not accept debit cards, and even if they do some items cannot be purchased with debit cards.)


- If your payment method is declined, or you have a billing issue with a previous purchase in the iTunes Store - https://support.apple.com/HT203005 - various reasons why payment method is declined.


- Do the name, address (all spelling, letter case and punctuation), and card numbers exactly match those you have entered? You didn't mis-type anything?


- You entered the 3 digit security code for the card? Correctly?


- The country for the bank and your address are the same as the iTunes Store country you are using?


- See the end of the document linked above for special measures that may be necessary for some cards, plus about contacting your financial institution to make sure your records match.


If you still have a problem contact Apple:

iTunes Store - Contact Us - https://www.apple.com/emea/support/itunes/contact.html

Mar 16, 2018 12:16 PM

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